Highlights of the Month – June 2020

We bring you the ten most-read articles on OffshoreWIND.biz for the month of June 2020.

Aegir Suffers Dropfall Incident Offshore Taiwan

Heerema Marine Contractors’ (HMC) heavy lift vessel Aegir experienced a dropfall incident off the coast of Taiwan on 15 June at 16:42 local time.

Siemens Gamesa 14 MW Turbine to Make European Debut Offshore UK

Siemens Gamesa has signed a preferred supplier agreement with innogy to deliver 100 of its new SG 14-222 DD turbines for the Sofia offshore wind project in the UK.

Denmark Rolls Out 18 GW Offshore Wind Map

Denmark has mapped out areas in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea suitable for the development of up to 18 GW of offshore wind capacity.

GE Haliade-X 12MW Notches Another Milestone

GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine prototype has obtained a provisional type certificate by DNV GL.

Pacific Osprey’s New Crane Boom in Action

The upgraded crane boom on jack-up vessel Pacific Osprey is fully operational, Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) said.

China’s First 10 MW Wind Turbine Heads Offshore

Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) has shipped out what will be the first double-digit megawatt wind turbine to be installed offshore China.

First Wind Turbine Installed in US Federal Waters

Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Vole au vent has installed the first of two turbines at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project in the US.

US Companies Plan Construction of Two SuperFeeder Offshore Wind Vessels

U.S. companies MiNO Marine and 2nd Wind Marine are planning to start building two offshore wind construction support vessels in early 2021.

Japan Opens First Floating Wind Farm Auction

Japan has issued a call for developers interested in building and operating a floating offshore wind farm off Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture.

Norway Opens Two Offshore Wind Areas, 4.5 GW Available

Norway has opened two areas for offshore wind development, which are said to together have a capacity of 4,500 MW.